As we know that before riding in any long journey on a train it is very important to check the chart to confirm passengers name and seat number. Regarding this reason, IRCTC(Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has started up to make Chart list against each passenger of the coaches in every train. Generally, the chart list is created or display before 4 hours to 6 hours prior to the actual departure timing of a train. If you have booked any ticket against the waiting list and it is not confirmed then before 4 hours prior to departure you can check the chart list whether the ticket is confirmed or not. You need to wait till the railway staffs display the chart on the Chart board or near to the coaches door against every train.
If your ticket status moved from the waiting list to confirm reservation quota then it will display on the chart list. So this is one of the best facility provided by the IRCTC for the Indian Railway passengers. This is not available for local trains only you can find it on long-distance trains. If your ticket is not confirmed up to the chart preparation then the passenger needs to travel in waiting list only. You will not get any confirm seat against wait list quota. Here we are going to mention all the Chart list preparation timings in Indian Railway system.
IRCTC Indian Railways Chart Preparation Time 2017
The Chart list preparation timings depend on the scheduled departure time of the preferred train. Suppose a train will depart on evening 6:00 pm so the chart will prepare before 4-6 hour of that departure timing. Generally, for every train, the chart time is prepared before this timing from the Origin railway station.
What is Chart Time?
The Chart time list will display all the details against one passenger. Like you can get the Name, Seat No., Sex, Age, Origin Station, Destination Station etc. When you check the PNR status of your booking ticket you can see that there written Chart is not Prepared. So no need to worry about it because if your ticket reservation is confirmed then your name will definitely display on the chart after preparation. But if your ticket is under RAC or on a waiting list then you need to wait for the final chart list will display your name or not. If you name displayed on chart list that means your ticket is confirmed from the waiting list. If not displayed then you need to start your journey in waiting list only. Some times before 30 minutes also the Chart list get prepared and displayed on the train and the chart board on railway station too.
But if your ticket is under RAC or on a waiting list then you need to wait for the final chart list will display your name or not. If you name displayed on chart list that means your ticket is confirmed from the waiting list. If not displayed then you need to start your journey in waiting list only. Some times before 30 minutes also the Chart list get prepared and displayed on the train and the chart board on railway station too.
There are different chart preparation time for various schedule or shift trains. Go through the next point to get know about it.
Morning Trains Chart Preparation time:
Generally, for the morning shift train i.e the train which has departure time before 11:00 am is prepared on the previous day before 8:00 pm. Some times it also depends on the origin station working rules and criteria. In that case, if you leaving on any morning train then it will be easy to get know the seat confirmation on the previous evening only.
Evening Trains Chart Preparation time:
There are many trains which start depart from the various station on evening time. So as we informed you earlier that generally chart made before 4-6 hours prior to departure. In the same way, the chart list for evening trains gets prepared before 3-4 hours in every station.
Midnight Trains Chart Preparation time:
If the scheduled departure time of a train is after 12:00 am or in the early morning then the chart will get ready in the evening 8:00 pm only.
How to make sure Chart List is prepared or not?
This is very simple to check whether the Chart list has been prepared or not. To get know about this you need to visit IRCTC official site and check your PNR status. After displaying your PNR status on the side you also get the details that Chart is prepared or not.
That’s it about the chart list preparation timings for Indian railway passengers. Before starting your journey via Indian Railway you must need to check the Chart List for your journey details. And for the waiting list passengers some times your ticket get confirmed during the preparation of Chart list also. According to the new system, IRCTC provides you with the scope to book ticket before 30 minutes prior to departure also.This is a very good and awesome facility provided by the IRCTC for the passengers traveling in various long journey trains.